Location: Maryland and Biddle, Baltimore, MD
Caption: Thor here was walking about a block in front of me with a bright blue frozen drink in one hand and a big plastic bag in the other. I was walking past him when he started doing the familiar dance.
I could have gotten a much clearer, closer picture, but I have a significant inner conflict about this whole topic.
Opiate addiction is a tragedy, and Baltimore is riddled with it. Yet some of the best comedy is developed as a method of coping with tragedy…so I find myself torn about this blog, and the very idea of taking pictures of the various junkie leans I’ve seen.
Maybe I’m too fucking serious.
Anyway, this was the first time I’d really felt it was too good to miss. This guy was a serious trooper. He simply refused to drop. He put down his drink and bag and ended up doing a couple of 360’s (in the picture, he’s facing the reverse of the direction he was walking) but he was still on his feet as I left.
Description: First off, fucking great lean and thanks for sharing. Secondly, I broke my standard practice of truncating captions here because I wanted to share that one in it’s entirety.
This caption is great because besides sounding like a soliloquies from Hamlet, it shows the inner conflict Baltimoreans face every day with our heroin-enhanced neighbors. Do you try to help them, report them or just simply ignore them? Well, ignoring them didn’t work and just gave them a license to shoot dope on your streets, helping them doesn’t work because 99% of addicts blasted out of their mind I’ve ever talked to just get pissed at you for ruining their high, and calling the cops is pointless because the cops can’t do shit unless they are actively shooting up and even then it’s in such small quantities they’ll be out the next day.
So as a city we choose the fourth option - Humor. If you can’t laugh at it you’re just going to cry, and I want to thank this guy for joining the rest of us here at TGOH who learned how to laugh a little. And don’t feel like a bad person, with any luck this guy will find his way and look back and laugh with us.